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Demystifying ‘mental capacity’ - what you should know

What’s on offer?

Taking place online, this event will include a combination of presentations by researchers and ‘experts by experience’, as well as interactive sessions and discussions, providing an opportunity to share your thoughts and learn from others.

What’s it about?

Understanding mental capacity is relevant to everyone: any of us may lose our capacity to make decisions or we may care for someone whose capacity is compromised. But what does 'mental capacity' actually mean? And how should we make decisions in the 'best interest' of people who lack mental capacity?

At this event we're welcoming people who can learn a lot from each other - people who have a personal interest in mental capacity (including experts by experience) and the health and social care practitioners who make decisions about mental capacity every day.

Together we'll hear how about a research project is creating resources to help both public understanding and professional practice, and to learn from one another about how to best support members of society who lack capacity.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Sally Lee, Michael Lyne and Professor Lee-Ann Fenge, Stevie Corbin-Clarke and Emily Rosenorn-Lanng, Bournemouth University researchers.

Open to

This event is open to all adults, whether attending out of a personal or professional interest.

Of particular interest to

Of particular interest to those with a personal interest in, or responsibility concerning mental capacity, as well as those with relevant professional interests.